Child Custody

Child custody and visitation is often the most complex family law issues. Set up a free consultation to find out how we can help you through this highly sensitive and emotional time.

Protecting your interests in child custody cases

Parents want the best for their children, but  determining how to achieve that can be challenging during a custody dispute. At Graff & Associates, LLC, we can help make these difficult decisions easier. Our family law attorneys will help you understand your legal options during your custody case. Whether it’s custody solutions, grandparents’ rights, or more complex issues, we will fight hard to protect your family and your assets.

Is mediation right for you?

Two factors influence your negotiations with your spouse, child, and future goals. Mediation can often be a valuable custody tool to create parenting plans and custody agreements with better chances of them being followed. When it comes time to make this plan, our attorneys can help you create a schedule that works for you. However, we understand that mediation is not for every case. Our attorneys are ready to take your child custody case to trial if more aggressive action is needed. Here,  we will present the proper evidence needed to prove your case to Pennsylvania family court judges.

Three secrets for creating great parenting plans

Suppose you’re not confident that you can distance yourself from your personal feelings and do what’s in your children’s best interest. In that case, you should work with a professional mediator who can assist you in negotiating with your spouse. Coming up with a sound parenting plan is an essential part of setting a daily pace that lets you and your children succeed. Here are three tips to get you started:

 

  • Understand your obligations
    • Pennsylvania courts hold everyone to the same basic standards. Your parenting agreement may necessitate that you submit various petitions and forms to be valid, so it’s vital to talk to an attorney about the legal ramifications. Contact us today to learn more about this.
  • Think ahead
    • Parenting agreements aren’t legally binding until they’re approved by a court. It is important to consider possible changes that might impact your finalized arrangement. Lets discuss your options today.
  • Rise above your pride
    • A parenting plan isn’t just about you and your spouse. You need to remember that its primary function is to provide your children with stable living circumstances and appropriate care.

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